Prince Edward County is home to where the Civil War met the Civil Rights movement in this country. Many of the stops of Lee's Retreat, which heralded the end of the War between the States, are located in Prince Edward County. Additionally, the County is also home to much of the history that shaped and changed civil rights and education in our country. Following are links to places of historical interest.
Discover this driving tour for where the Civil Rights in Education all began. Click the Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail™ logo to learn more
Civil War Trail
As you drive through Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina, these distintive signs can be found througout. Each sign signifies a stop along a driving tour of the Civil War.
Click the Civil War Trails logo to learn more.
The front gallery features lively history exhibits of Hampden-
Sydney College and its contributions to Virginia and the United
States. The back gallery features frequent changing exhibits.
The current exhibit contains unique items on display from the College’s 230 years of history.
Virginia's Retreat is a consortium of 13 Counties and 1 City, whose mission is to promote historical points of interest during Lee's Retreat, the Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail, Parks, and Birding and Wildlife Trails.
Click the logo to learn more about this one of a kind driving tour.
In 1754, Prince Edward County was formed. Worsham was the tiny village that hosted the original County Clerks Office and Court House. The building still stands and is available for tours or events and meetings.
Click the image to learn more about this important landmark.
The Moton Museum is the site of the once all Black High School where students walked out during the 1950's on a two week strike opposing the deplorable conditions for learning.
Discover how the Civil Rights Movement began in this country right here in Prince Edward County at this former High School.
All 30 miles of High Bridge Trail State Park, with the exception of the High Bridge itself, is now open. Effective March 7, 2011, bridge renovations begin and are expected to take up to 9 months. But, once complete, the full High Bridge Trail State Park will be open to the public.
Photo Courtesy of the Esther Thomas Atkinson Museum of Hampden-Sydney College
Last Updated: August 3, 2012